If patience is worth anything, it must persist until the end of time. And a living faith will continue in the midst of the darkest storm. There is no principle that is worth the name if it is not quite good. It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. If I think I can do it, I will certainly acquire the ability to do it, even if I don`t have it at first. An ounce of exercise is worth more than tons of sermons. If patience is worth anything, it must persist until the end of time. It is unwise to be sure of one`s own wisdom. It is healthy to remember that the strongest could weaken and benefit the smart ones. Friendship, which insists on agreement on all issues, is not worth that name. Friendship, to be real, must always bear the weight of honest differences, however sharp they may be.
The mental weapon of self-purification, which seems not to be tangible, is the most effective way to revolutionize the environment and loosen the outer chains. It works in a subtle and invisible way; it is an intense process, although it can often appear a tired and time-consuming process. It is the straightest path to liberation, the safest and fastest, and no effort can be too great for that. What is needed is faith – an unwavering faith like a mountain that flies above nothingness. Gandhi, or Bapu (father), was a Hindu follower who devoted his life to Satya or the search for truth. He believed that love, respect and truth were the foundations of all religions and the basis of a moral life. As he once said when asked if he was Hindu: «Yes, it`s me. I am also a Christian, Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish. With Gandhi`s unyielding spirit, we`ve selected some of his most inspiring quotes from our own virtual library that we can share with you. Click on our gallery of Gandhi quotes to find your inspiration for a simple, truthful and peaceful life. True love is to love it, that hates you, to love your neighbour, even if you contradict it.
When I despair, I remember that the paths of truth and love have always won throughout history. There were tyrants and murderers, and for a while they may seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Don`t forget, always. Freedom is not worth it if it does not involve the freedom to make mistakes. Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. To me, any sovereign who contradicts public opinion is foreign. There should be no secrets between man and woman. I have a very high opinion of marriage. I think the man and the woman are confused. You`re one-on-two in one. I think that if there was only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.
But I believe that non-violence is infinitely superior to violence, forgiveness is more masculine than punished. Forgiveness adorns the soldier. It is my firm conviction that the strength of the soul grows proportionally when you have the flesh. The human voice can never reach the distance covered by the still small voice of consciousness.